Fall 2005 Environment & Society News Archive

Congratulations to Lori Hunter, faculty research associate, on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

IBS and the Natural Hazards Center have established a new Gilbert F. White website: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/gfw. The site is intended to document Gilbert's long and distinguished career, provide a brief portrait of him as a renaissance scholar and humanist, and serve as a source of information for friends, students, scholars, and others regarding his work.

Chuck Howe gave a talk, "A Look at Global Water Issues," at a public seminar sponsored by the Colorado River Water Conservation District September 30th in Grand Junction. Howe looked at the broader picture of water-related problems and prospects around the world, emphasizing similarities to Colorado issues. Points covered in the talk were safe drinking water and sanitation, problems of irrigated agriculture, conflict and cooperation in river basins shared among states and countries, and the potential for water markets to help solve these problems.

Since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast at the end of August, the Natural Hazards Center has had nearly a hundred requests for interviews from around the world. Kathleen Tierney, director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, has appeared on NPR's Face the Nation, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and radio and television shows from coast-to-coast. A partial list of the Center's public appearances is included here. Tierney is also cited in newspapers around the world on the Hurricane Katrina disaster:

"Anger that strong fled while weak perished," The Irish Times, September 14, 2005, World; Other World Stories; Pg. 11, 791 words, Denis Staunton

"Morale Among FEMA Workers, on the Decline for Years, Hits Nadir," The Washington Post, September 14, 2005 Wednesday, Final Edition, Metro; B02 , Federal Diary, Stephen Barr, 750 words, Stephen Barr

"Up for Grabs: Sociologists Question How Much Looting and Mayhem Really Took Place in New Orleans," The Boston Globe, September 11, 2005, Sunday, Third Edition, Pg. E1, 1244 words, By Christopher Shea

"Katrina resettling Gulf Coast," Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), September 6, 2005, Tuesday, USA; Pg. 01, 1284 words, By Sara B. Miller and Amanda Paulson Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor, Baton Rouge, LA.

"Plan to soften the blows of a natural disaster Disaster Management: Hurricane Katrina showed that most companies are woefully unprepared for natural hazards, concentrating instead on man-made threats. Morgen Witzel says creative thinking ahead can pay off," Financial Times (London, England), September 5, 2005 Monday, London Edition 1, Business Life Business Education; Pg. 12, 970 words, By Morgen Witzel

"Has Terror Hurt Disaster Relief? Some Say Bureaucracy Slows FEMA," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania), September 3, 2005 Saturday, Region Edition, Pg.A-1, 881 words, Karen MacPherson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"When residents finally return, many face unemployment, debt," The Toronto Star, September 3, 2005 Saturday, National Report; Pg. F02, 858 words, Bill Taylor, Toronto Star

"In Katrina's Aftermath: Chaos and Survival; Survivors Wait as Disaster Builds; Officials say they're doing all they can. Experts had foretold numerous problems," Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2005 Friday, Home Edition, Main News; National Desk; Part A; Pg. 1, 1492 words, Nicole Gaouette and Richard Serrano, Times Staff Writers, Washington